Tag Archive for Broadband

Driverless Cars: Google vs. Uber

So here we go, according to a Bloomberg article Google plans to add a driverless car division to it’s new alphabet soup creation (really, read the article, we’re not kidding). But Mason is just barely out of the horse and…

Fairpoint Phone Book Takes a Hit

We read in the Union Leader that Mason Selectman Moser is concerned about the economic viability of Kinder Morgan and their proposed pipeline(s) through town. However, since there’s pretty close to a zero chance of gas delivery to Mason, we…

No Phone? Couldn’t Happen Here…

Our random search of items of interest that might relate to Mason, NH, yielded the following: Ever since, the phone companies, with their slower ADSL connections, have continued to lose market share, while their network overheads have remained stubbornly high.…

Computer Bug on Portable Hard Drive

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Here at the Gazette we’ve recently been struggling with up and down Eversource AC power and up and down Fairpoint internet connections. Mind you we don’t actually have an internet connection at our preferred site, but when the secondary site…

Parallel Wireless to Test in Mason

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At the September 8, 2015 Mason Selectmen’s meeting the selectmen gave conditional approval for a field test for a wireless service of some sort. We say “some sort” because the selectmens minutes are not exactly clear. Reviewed email from Steve…

Broadband News from Another Planet…

Local ballots in 17 [Colorado] counties all resulted in voters electing to allow their local governments to offer broadband service in competition with private cable companies. The vote overturns a 2005 law that prevented any government agency from competing in…

Internet Connectivity Survey

From the Mason Broadband Committee (that has not lost faith): The Town of Peterborough Office of Community Development is running an online Internet connectivity survey through 29-Oct-2015, and Mason is one of the towns they’re looking for input from. Flyer:…

Selectman Lavoie Laments Slow FERC Web Site

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We recently found this rather interesting quote in the Nashua Telegraph made during Wednesday’s first NED “scoping session”. Mason Selectman Louise Lavoie had a further concern relating to the recent Kinder-Morgan filing: “FERC’s website traffic has been overloaded, resulting in…

USDA Broadband Loans

Following link is from Mason’s Broadband committee. Abstract: “Like consumers, federal officials are increasingly aware that the Web is a basic necessity: for folks in the so-called gig economy, for schoolchildren, for low-income Americans who can’t afford a PC and,…

Kinder Morgan Takes to the Web

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Kinder Morgen has entered a new phase of public relations for its proposed NED pipeline by launching http://energymattersnh.com. Many of you have no doubt already seen the “clean gas” ads on commerical television. According to the Union Leader: Opposition to…

Telecommunications Coop

According to WiredWest Delegate, Bob Labrie, “Our family has lived in Goshen for almost 30 years. Over that time during town meeting, we’ve debated the costs of a fire truck, an ambulance, several highway trucks and police cruisers, capping our…